CityFolk Day Two: Jack Johnson brings good vibes to Ottawa

CityFolk’s second day was sunny and full of music, and it was the first time this week both stages were open. It seemed to be a more mixed-age crowd compared to the mainly young crowd the day before for Post Malone, with a lot of families, couples, and students attending. Jenn Grant attracted a crowd into the Ravenlaw stage area during her melodic set, captivating the audience with songs like “Lion With Me.” The area was crowded but not too crazy, with enough room for people to sit on the ground around the stage and take in the performance. While Grant kept her audience in a trance, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats kept it lively and fun outside at […]

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CityFolk Day One: Ruth B, Allan Rayman, and Post Malone

On the opening night of this year’s CityFolk Festival, performers Ruth B., Allan Rayman and Post Malone rocked the stage and entertained the crowd at Lansdowne Park. Ruth B Ruth B. was the second performer of the evening, and despite her young age, sang like a seasoned performer. It was her first performance at CityFolk. She performed tracks off albums The Intro and Safe Haven including the wildly popular “Lost Boy.” The mostly younger crowd was delighted as Ruth B. performed some tunes on piano alongside a band of three to back her up. She explained her songwriting process before some of her tracks, illustrating that each song had deeper meaning. Her performance overall was impressive for a young songwriter […]

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Commentary: nine things to look out for at this year’s CityFolk

CityFolk is back this year, taking place from Sept. 13-17 at Lansdowne Park. While there are many things to check out at this year’s festival, here are the top 10 things to see and do. 1) With a range of styles from Post Malone to Ruth B, there’s a sound for everyone. Canadian artists like Rose Cousins, as well as international artists like Tank and the Bangas, will appear at CityFolk. It’s a great place to listen to what you like as well as well as to get exposed to a new kind of sound. 2) Amanda Marshall—who hasn’t released any new material since 2001—will appear at the festival. She’s worked with big names like Elton John, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, and […]

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